The 2005 Carema Etichetta Nera is a very pretty, harmonious wine. Sweet pipe tobacco, herbs, licorice, flowers and dark cherries come together beautifully in this well-balanced Etichetta Nera. The 2005 reveals lovely inner perfume and a long, harmonious finish. The 2005 is quite a bit more open than the 2006. It may not have that wineís structure but it is drinking far better today, not to mention it appears to have more upside potential as well. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
These are three beautiful wines from Ferrando, the standard bearer in Piedmontís tiny Carema appellation.